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Yahoo C block Ban
Anyone experience this

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Msg#: 2428 posted 8:15 pm on Jun 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've got about 20 sites all different domains and IP's, all unique useful content. Basically the 20 sites all point to one main site (that doesn't point back) and the interior pages of the main site (that don't point back). Last night they all vanished.

Why did this happen is the question?

First off. I made these sites about 2 years ago and interlinked each and every one *Back then you could get away with it* About a year ago I made sure they were all squeaky clean. Only linking to another when useful to visitors. I was real careful. However there were a few highly competitive keywords that I went after so I did interlink a few sites. I wouldn't say it was heavy interlinking, but a good amount. They were relevent to each other so I thought what the hell. I've had excellent rankings up until last night in yahoo.

I have a feeling yahoo saw all my sites that were pointing to my main site and the interlinking and decided to ban the whole ip c block. Cause everything on the block is gone. Even sites that are totally separate.

Also I have a theory that yahoo lets their site match participants get away with alot more while the free listings get highly scrutinized. Makes sense for them, but sucks for anyone that doesn't pay.

Anyone have any experience with something link this?

Since then and thanks to everyone at these forums I've changed by thinking and am more focused on one large site with useful content and relevent links on ONE domain. It's so much easier. These old sites get a ton of traffic though so I can't just leave them.



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Msg#: 2428 posted 5:19 pm on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't know if this is connected or not, but my index page from my site just disappeared alltogether from Yahoo. My internal pages are there but the index page is gone even when doing a search for it directly.

I do not think the site would have been penalized for
anything as it is listed very well on google and msn.

It looks like all of the top ranked sites are now "keyword-keyword-keyword" and keywordkeywordkeyword" domains. All of the sites with a Branded domain name have disappeared unless they have some black hat techniques on there site.

Anybody else seeing similiar results?


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Msg#: 2428 posted 2:59 pm on Jun 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Happened to me this week (around 12/13 June).

Might be a coincidence but my Inktomi account expired, now I receive about 15 Y! hits per day as opposed to about 200+

When I do site:www.mysite.com it returns 35 in Google it returns 6000+

We've been with Yahoo for about 3 years and this just happened this week. MSN hits disappeared as well.



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Msg#: 2428 posted 8:43 pm on Jun 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Giggle I think the problem is that you were in Ink. Instead of paying them again, I'd wait to get reindexed for free and try to get free traffic.

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